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The Diversity of Life

This theme deals with the following:

  • Organismal relationships at all levels
  • Evolution of morphological and other traits
  • Phylogenetic theory and methodology
  • Taxonomy (identification and description of new species, taxonomic revisions, writing of faunas and floras)
The Diversity of Life

The Swedish Museum of Natural History is deeply involved in research on the world´s biodiversity, relationships between different organisms (phylogeny), and evolution. Our extensive scientific collections are crucial for this research, as are our analytial tools, such as DNA laboratory and electron microscopes.